We started today headed for Milwaukee. The campground we wanted to stay at between Milwaukee and Chicago was closed due to a big storm. But we decided to head south anyway and hopefully figure it out. A little while later we found out that Ethan's cousin and family live near where we wanted to stay...about 50mi north of chi town. It was out of the way a bit but after careful consideration we decided a bed, showers and clean clothes beat all other options! We stopped in Milwaukee for pizza and to check out the art museum. It didn't take long for us to realize that We really liked the city. Got a few pics at the museum then headed for Illinois. At this point in the trip our muscles started to disagree with the extra 35miles to get there but we pressed on. It was about 80 degrees and the heat off the pavement made it feel like 90. It was a long 35 miles. But we made it! Showered, put a load of laundry in and had some delicious Chinese takeout. A great end to and very long, but rewarding day. Thanks are in order to Monica and Scott - you're generosity is greatly appreciated! Chicago tomorrow for some much needed R and R!